Section 6-6-11

Fees and charges - Refusal to testify or deliver award until paid; recovery by party not liable therefor.

Any witness may refuse to testify until his fees are paid by the party summoning him, and the arbitrators may refuse to deliver copies of the award until all charges are paid; but if paid by a party not liable therefor, he may recover the same by action before any court having jurisdiction thereof, and the receipt of the arbitrators is presumptive evidence of the fact of payment and of the liability of the party therefor.

(Code 1852, §2724; Code 1867, §3163; Code 1876, §3550; Code 1886, §3236; Code 1896, §519; Code 1907, §2919; Code 1923, §6167; Code 1940, T. 7, §840.)